The Addition 2.0

There's no doubt that that Kate Middleton photo is a major comms strategy screw-up that has generated a lot of attention. (I wrote about it for CapX.) But has anyone noticed that Americans seem more excited by the whole saga than us Brits?!

The next few months are going to be very interesting for "GB News". It seems happy to push the boundaries, but how far can that go, especially during an election campaign? The regulator Ofcom is now watching the upstart broadcaster, although I don't get the sense from anyone that there is a realistic chance of its broadcast licence being revoked. It is going to get contentious though.

The Addition 2.0

You may have noticed that The Addition was a bit quiet last week. That’s because some exciting things are happening. Firstly, this newsletter is going (almost entirely) paid only. The full Tuesday and Friday versions, and the archive, will be available only to paid subscribers. These are going to include longer analysis pieces as well as all the good stuff that ends up in my notebook.

Free subscribers will still get something though. When the podcast returns, (which will be soon,) I will send that out to the entire list, along with some other snippets that I hope you will enjoy. However, the in-depth analysis and news will be paywalled. Paid subscriptions are the best way to support the ongoing growth of The Addition and I really appreciate anyone who takes one out.

There are big scoops and pieces of analysis that I’m working on, so subscribers will get plenty of value. I’m also offering the first 20 people to take out a new subscription a 20% discount, so don’t delay!

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There is a growing amount of content from The Addition. I’ve ramped up the blog, which remains without a paywall. It is regularly updated with the news and analysis from where tech and media meet, so keep checking back there.

Separate from the reporting, I’ve launched the Newsletter Masterclass too. If you want to launch or grow your own newsletter, check it out!


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Charlotte Henry is a journalist and broadcaster who creates and runs The Addition newsletter and podcast; an award-winning publication looking at the crossover between media and technology.

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Welcome to The Addition, where I bring together tech, media and culture. It's been a busy week this week. If you want more on what is happening in British politics, check out the House of Comments podcast I co-present with Emma Burnell. It's another way to get the paid version of this newsletter too. If you sign up via Patreon, you get this newsletter, my co-host Emma's newsletter and the extra episodes at the bargain price of £5 a month. When Netflix announced an ad-supported tier it felt...

Welcome to The Addition, where I cover the intersection of media, tech and culture. Inevitably, politics often seeps into that, as is the case this week. If you enjoy this newsletter, take out a paid subscription. Want more politics? Check out my podcast House of Comments. It is also another great way to get the paid version of this newsletter. If you sign up via Patreon, you get this newsletter, my co-host Emma Burnell's newsletter and the extra episodes for £5 a month. After a busy Saturday...

CNN is cutting jobs. "Media organisation makes people redundant" is hardly revelatory in 2024, but this move includes closing down its CNN opinion section. Claire Atkinson exclusively revealed a memo from boss Mark Thompson and reported on the end of the comment section. Churning out comment pieces is generally cheaper than reporting. However, if you want to refocus a news organisation, I guess you can see why that is the bit that would be sacrificed, particularly heading into a presidential...